New Delhi, March 30: The NIA which busted an Indian module of the ISIS has learnt that the operatives were planning on carrying serial train blasts in Mumbai and Delhi with a view of commencing operations.
While they had sourced all material possible for the blast, the plan fizzled out as some of the operatives had panicked.
What has also been learnt is that it was the old command of the Indian Mujahideen which was running this module in India. The operatives were first in touch with Sultan Armar and after his death they kept in contact with his brother, Shafi, the NIA has learnt.
Same route, same plan, different outfit
What the NIA has learnt is that these operatives were revamping the same route that was taken by the Indian Mujahideen to procure explosives. While they had managed to source the explosives, they were not able to carry out the attacks since some of them had chickened out.
Investigations had revealed that some of the operatives such as Mohammad Khan who was arrested recently had sourced the explosives from a contact of the Indian Mujahideen in Delhi.
He was meant to park some explosives in the national capital and ensure that the rest reached Mumbai. However he is said to have panicked and dumped the explosives before fleeing.
NIA officials say that there is a stamp of the Indian Mujahideen in this operation as well. The route and source of the explosives are the same.
The only difference is that these operatives changed the name of the outfit. First they operated under the banner of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid and later they changed the name of the outfit to Janood-e-Khilafa Hind.